Trailer Disconnects From Semi

sioux sheriff emblem side of carHull, Iowa — A Hull man’s trailer disconnected from his semi-truck on Tuesday, August 30th near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:29 pm on Tuesday, 42-year-old Christopher Huyser of Hull was driving a 2007 International semi-truck pulling a tank trailer northbound on Highway 75, two miles west of Hull. According to the report, a mechanical malfunction caused the trailer hitch to fail. The trailer disconnected from the truck and struck a light pole before coming to rest in the west ditch.

The truck and trailer received $5,000 damage; the light pole received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

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Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookNorthwest, Iowa — A Hawarden teen’s vehicle and a Hawarden’s man semi were damaged in a collision at an intersection near Ireton on Monday, August 29th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:00 am on Monday, 14-year-old Alexis Haverhals of Hawarden was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Eagle Avenue, two miles north of Ireton. Fifty-five-year old Dean Jurrens of Hawarden was driving a 2016 Mack semi-truck pulling a gravel trailer on Highway 10. According to the report, . Haverhals turned left onto Highway 10 from Eagle Avenue and was struck by Jurrens.

The Chevrolet received $1500 damage; the Mack received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Later on Monday, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident northwest of Ireton.

The report states, that at about 10:53 am on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident eight miles northwest of Ireton and upon further investigation the accident actually happened on Saturday, August 27, at approximately 10:00 am.

The report continues that 38-year-old Broc Yesda of Hawarden was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra northbound on Dogwood Avenue. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Miller of Sioux Center was driving a 2007 Peterbilt straight truck eastbound on 400th Street. According to the Sheriff’s Office, The two met in the intersection where the accident happened.

The GMC received $4000 damage, and the Peterbilt received $3000 damage.

Yesda was transported by private vehicle to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, IA for treatment of minor injuries.

On Monday afternoon, a Hull woman’s vehicle was damaged after she struck a mailbox in Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:58 pm on Monday, 33-year-old Susan De Yager of Hull was driving a 2008 GMC Denali eastbound on Highway 18 in Hull. Fifty-three-year-old Beth Polacek of Boyden was driving a 2013 Nissan Rogue westbound on Highway 18. According to the report, . Polecek entered the eastbound lane; De Yager drove into the south ditch to avoid Polacek and struck a mailbox.

The GMC received $3000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

An Omaha, Nebraska man’s milling machine was damaged after a hail bale struck him on Tuesday, August 30th near Sioux Center.

The report states that at about 10:40 am on Tuesday, 64-year-old Craig Jensen of Vermillion, South Dakota was driving a 2006 International semi-tractor pulling a trailer with hay bales eastbound on 420th Street through a construction zone, three miles west of Sioux Center. Forty-nine-year-old Tracy Thompson of Omaha, Nebraska was driving a 2000 Wirtgen roadway milling machine southbound on Garfield crossing 420th Street. The Sheriff’s Office continues that a hay bale on the semi‐trailer struck the front of milling machine.

The milling machine received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Hospers Man Jailed For Identity Theft, Forgery

Solis- BatistaHospers, Iowa — A 23-year old Hospers man faces multiple felony charges after an investigation into a tip the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received through their Text-A-Tip program.

According to Sioux County authorities, they received a text tip that Miguel Solis-Bautista was using someone else’s identity to gain employment at Hickory Hill Farms of Hospers.

Deputies say that further investigation revealed that Solis-Bautista also had two felony warrants for his arrest, stemming from a prior identity theft case.

Solis-Bautista was arrested, and charged in the new case with Identity Theft and Forgery, both Class D felonies, and with Identity Theft and Forgery charges from the previous case, as well.

At last report, Solis-Bautista was being held at the Sioux County Jail, in Orange City, on a $10-thousand bond.


South Dakota Man Injured in Accident

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookSioux Center, Iowa — A Blackhawk, South Dakota man was injured in an accident near Sioux Center on Friday, August 26th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:40 am on Friday, 62-year-old Rollis Griffith of Blackhawk, South Dakota was driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Highway 75, three miles north of Sioux Center. Thirty-two-year-old Nathan Koele of Boyden was driving a 2008 Ford F-350 pulling a trailer southbound on Highway 75, behind Griffith. According to the report, Griffith drove onto the west shoulder and then attempted to turn left at 350th Street and was struck by Koele.

The Jeep received $10,000 in damage. The Ford and trailer received $12,000 in damage.

Griffith reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on his own.

Griffith was cited for failure to yield when making a left turn and failure to use seat belt.

Two Injured When SUV Rolls

accident wordPrimghar, Iowa — Four people were transported to the hospital following a one-vehicle rollover accident that happened earlier this week.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened when 36-year old Joanna Bennett, of Primghar, was westbound on 390th Street in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.  According to authorities, the section of 390th Street where the accident occurred is closed to through traffic due to resurfacing of the blacktop surface of the road.  The edge of the road is a 6-inch drop-off.  Deputies say Bennett’s right side tires went off the edge of the road, and she over corrected, losing control of her SUV, and entering the south ditch, where the vehicle rolled one time, coming to rest on it’s top.

Bennett, and one of her passengers, 6-year old Annaliese Bennett of Primghar, were transported by Primghar Ambulance to the Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar with what are described as minor injuries.  Bennett’s other two passengers, 2-year old Aiden Bennett of Primghar, and 8-year old Ryan Stowe of Cherokee were uninjured, but were also transported to the hospital by Primghar Ambulance.

Deputies say Bennett was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  Her SUV sustained an estimated $3,500 in damage.

Sibley Man Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sibley man has been arrested on felony drug charges in Lyon County.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 45-year-old Gary D. McConnell of Sibley on Saturday (August 20th). The arrest was made after the vehicle McConnell was riding in was stopped for a seatbelt violation.

The sheriff’s office says McConnell was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and that there was also a child present in the vehicle when the drugs were located.

McConnell was transported to the Lyon County Jail and booked.

The Sheriff’s office reports he was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; methamphetamine, a class C felony; possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent violation, a class D felony; and child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor.